THE Free Church Monthly Record alerts us to ever more fundamental problems with the doctrines of Higher Still.
According to an article in the current edition, the problem with the RE materials is not their late arrival but the fact that they are "an affront to God and to Bible-believing Christians".
Fierce denunciation follows of a "liberal, false and misrepresentative" approach. "The supernatural is mocked where Jeremiah's prophetic utterances are only the anticipations of a good and wise man; the deity of Christ is impugned; sin is represented in such a way that it can mean whatever we might want it to mean; doubt is thrown upon a literal resurrection."
The present Higher in RE, by contrast, is said to be a comfort to Christian teachers with its happy cocktail of man's depravity, salvation, repentance, heaven and hell.
The question for God-fearing teachers is whether they should teach the Higher Still course at all, the Record fulminates.
This sounds like a call for rather more than a year's postponement. Should concerned RE teachers now go before the national Higher Still liaison group to claim "subject-specific" objections or "special local factors"?